Laughing at Terrorists


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Oct 29, 2008
Pirate Kitty said:
I'm not talking about the movie. I haven't seen it. It is irrelevant to what I'm saying to you.

Making a joke about 9/11 makes you a try hard. Making a FUNNY joke about 9/11, doesn't make you a try hard.

Please, oh please, get it.
No, it's entirely relevant! The subject of the article & this forum is Chris Morris' Four Lions, the narrative of which has absolutely nothing to do with the attack on the World Trade Centre. Additionally you've repeatedly revised the meaning of your statement from prohibiting humour about the 11th September attack to condoning it, so at least you now agree with the point of my initial post, which was that a prohibition of such a thing would be spineless & dishonourable.

I still fail to see why you initially implied that Four Lions is considered by anyone to be funny because it's taboo, & frankly I no longer care. Either deliberately or accidentally it was a misleading & incorrect aspersion to make, but attempting debate with someone who cannot grasp the actual discourse itself is tedious. Now if you'll excuse me, I should be getting on with composing my lecture on how Zemeckis' Beowulf is racist against the English, Dutch, Danish, & Swedish. I'll soon have people to engage with who are able to grasp context, & intelligently comment on & debate with subject matter with which they are familiar.


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May 8, 2008
catalyst8 said:
Chrinik said:
Well, "The great dictator" parodied Hitler at a time where he was just known as an obnoxious, always yelling german polititian...not as an evil satan who plotted the deaths of millions of jews like he is portrayed nowadays...
The Great Dictator was 1940, WWII started in 1939, & Hitler was a known psychopathic megalomaniac as early as 1936. Other than that I utterly agree with your post.
Still, noone knew about Deathcamps and the Endlösung yet, so on the one side you have a maniac in power who started a war, and on the other a complete monster hardly anyone would make fun off.
Luckily this has softened up a bit, even we can make jokes about him now, pretty good ones too XD
There have been jokes about Hitler while he was still in Power even in germany, so all I´m saying was that the revelation of the Holocaust is what pretty much reshaped the entire perspective people had up to this point, into the taboo

The Salty Vulcan

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Jun 28, 2009
You know, Mel Brooks has said that his life goal was to reduce Hitler and Nazism to such a level of ridulousness that no one would ever be able to take them seriously again. I think films like Four Lions is a step in the right direction.

electric discordian

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Apr 27, 2008
Grey Carter said:
The inept terrorist with a taste for western culture has been throughouly explored by the absolutely superb Monkey Dust.

That being said, Morris is a genius. Brass Eye is kind of like the Onion on smack. As surreal as it is funny.
You beat me too it, now I'm off to eat me Findus Potato smiles and chicken dippers.... Bustin!

Love Chris Morris, Don't for get Jam his non satirical series which featured someone unsure about suicide throwing themselves from the first floor thirty times incase he changed his mind and crucifixion as an alternative therapy!